A few weeks ago, Sony released its brand new virtual reality headset, PSVR 2. One of the first titles to fully support the device was Gran Turismo 7. We simply had to try it out.
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A couple of weeks ago, Sony released the PSVR 2 headset. Among the many titles initially supporting the new virtual reality headset, Gran Turismo 7 was one of the first. Unlike previous VR efforts in the series, this release gave Gran Turismo players their first taste of full VR implementation.
Anxious to work out if the newest entrant onto the virtual reality scene, our very own Michel Wolk had a go. It was one of Michel’s first times getting really in-depth with VR in Gran Turismo, he battled the motion sickness to try out a variety of car-track combinations.
A Game Changing Update for GT7
Released on February 21, update 1.29 for Gran Turismo 7 was nothing if not revolutionary. Not only did it introduce full VR implementation to the game. It also gave players a first taste of the hyper-intelligent Sophy AI system.
In our video about the VR headset in GT7, Michel takes to the track in one of the Sophy AI special events. Racing at Tsukuba in a selection of front-wheel drive hatchbacks, one can tell the how much the AI is thinking before it makes moves. The majority of Gran Turismo players got to experience this on their living room TV, but Michel managed to see the AI up close in VR.
With this display set-up and AI that races as if it were human, it seems impossible to beat the immersion available in this experience.
The PSVR 2 headset is now on sale and costs 600€. Unlike the previous headset’s GT implementation, the entirety of Gran Turismo 7 can be experienced with PSVR 2. But costing around the same price as a PS5 console, is this new piece of kit worth it? We’ll let Michel tell you that.
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